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Hidden Strawberry Jam Muffins

A surprise ingredient in these hidden strawberry jam muffins makes this easy breakfast recipe a real must to try!

muffin photo courtesy of Phoebe@flickr.com Some of us like to live dangerously. We have a love of the unknown, you know what I mean?

Well, this strawberry muffin recipe has a surprise in store for you. One bite in, and you discover it! Jam!

In a word...YUMMY! And so easy to make...even a kid could bake these!

My thanks go out to Phoebe, for giving permission to use her photo. You'll find her blogging at Delicious by Phoebe.

Let's check out the recipe, shall we?

Hidden Strawberry Jam Muffins


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (5 oz.) can Pet evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup shortening, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


    1. Preheat your oven to 400°

    2. Combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt.

    3. In a separate bowl, combine milk, water, shortening and egg.

    4. Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture and mix until just moistened.

    5. Spoon batter into a greased muffin tins, filling 1/3 full. Drop about 1 teaspoon jam into center of each. Spoon remaining batter over jam, filling each muffin cup 2/3 full.

    6. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the tops of the muffins, then bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes.

    Makes approximately 12 muffins.

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